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Prof. Juan P. Rivera

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NAME: JUAN P. RIVERA e-mail; jrivera259@valenciacollege.edu


EDUCATION:


Ph D.: Physics & Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

MS. Physics; Columbia University, New York City, New York

BS. Physics;University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico


WORK EXPERIENCE:


Astronomy Instructor: Valencia College Osceola and West Campus, FL

Physics and Mathematics Instructor: Polytechnic University, Orlando, FL

Mathematic Instructor: Everest University, Orlando, FL

Physics and Mathematics Instructor: ITT Technical Institute, Orlando, FL

Senior Engineer Specialist: Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL

Computer Department Chair: Southern College, Orlando, FL

Software Instructor: Southern College, Orlando, FL

Technical Specialist: Boeing Space System Company, Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Software Task Leader: Lockheed Martin Orlando Aerospace, Orlando, FL.

System Test Engineer: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL.


TEACHING COURSES AT VALENCIA COLLEGE:


Professor of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy.  At Valencia College I teach mostly Astronomy courses at the Osceola and West Campus.


TEACHING PHILOSOPY:


My main philosophy is encourage the student to achieve his or hers highest potential and respect others people ideas within the framework of


equal opportunity in a democratic society.  In my courses I try to develop in the student many skills needed in the professional life.  Probably the


most important is critical thinking and the scientific method.


HOBBIES:


During the past few years my favorites hobbies are; Digital photography, music and electronics.  I also like to travel outside of the USA.


COMMENTS: If you have any comments, please send me an e-mail.





Email: jrivera259@valenciacollege.edu

Web Site: http://faculty.valenciacollege.edu/jrivera259/

Office: West Campus

Location: I don't have a dedicated office

Hours:
by appointments only

     

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